Four Ways That Technology is Transforming Civic Engagement
"The Pew Internet and American Life Project today released the results of a broad survey about civic life and the Internet. There are some obvious findings: People who are better educated and make more money are more likely to be politically active, for instance, and, as we've known for a while, people who find out about a political topic online can be motivated to seek out more information."
"But buried beneath the survey's top-line results are some surprising, and still statistically significant, results — things that tell us about the role of the Internet in politics that we did not already know," says Judd, who details four intruiging trends:
- Younger people are more engaged than senior citizens.
- Slacktivists are a minority.
- Lines of color, education and class in civic life extend online.
- The "Occupy" target market is still active.